COVID-19 Updates and Resources

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We closed our schools and facilities to students and the public. There are no confirmed or connected cases to GUSD, the public health crisis created by COVID-19 warrants that we take steps to prevent the spread of illness.

The governor, the state superintendent of public instruction, and the Los Angeles County superintendent of schools have made it clear that the safest place to be is home during the COVID-19 pandemic and have called for school district closures. With that in mind, our campuses, as well as others statewide, will remain physically closed for the remainder of the academic school year.

School sites are communicating opportunities for students to reinforce learning and continue to utilize district and web-based resources. You can access many of the resources via the button at the top of this page. During this time of school closure, any/all student work shall not be used to determine grades.

Our District Office and school sites are closed, but we will continue to update information as it becomes available. Follow us on social media and be sure your contact information is up to date.

GUSD continues to monitor the situation and closely work with expert health agencies and other local and state agencies. In addition, Los Angeles County K-12 schools are participating in regular conference calls led by the Los Angeles County Department of Education to ensure all have the same accurate information.

We recognize these uncertain times put additional stress on families. If your family or a child is struggling and additional resources are needed, GUSD has partnered with CareSolace to help provide those supports. Learn more at https://caresolace.com/site/glendoraparents/

The University of California is temporarily easing admission requirements due to the abrupt coronavirus closure of high schools. The UC Board of Regents approved several short-term measures to make it easier for students applying for the fall semester “and future years as applicable,” including suspending certain GPA requirements at the high school level. For complete info visit https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/uc-eases-admissions-requirements-help-students-families-wake-covid-19

During the closure of GUSD schools and facilities we will provide lunches to any student Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Stanton or Sellers Elementary Schools. Service will be provided at no cost, using a "grab and go" system to support social distancing and safety. To order, please use the button at the top of this page.

Childcare programs are not available because of the closure. We are counting on community-based programs in the interim. As GUSD becomes aware of information related to childcare, we will add it here.

Please adhere to the following guidelines from the CDC:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or cough into your elbow/upper arm and teach these habits to your children.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Get the flu vaccine every year.
More healthy habits can be found at the CDC website.
Follow all expert healthcare agency guidelines.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Maintain a social distance of at least six feet of people that you come in contact with in public
areas.

Make sure GUSD and your school has your most recent contact information up to date in the Parent Portal and follow @GlendoraUnified on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Expert health agencies advise that to effectively support social distancing and the extraordinary
measure of closing schools, students should stay home and minimize social contact as much as possible
to keep caregivers and adult family members safe. While children have not been shown to be a high-risk
group for serious illness from this virus, these steps are critical in supporting public health as they can
transmit the virus to those most vulnerable.

This extended closure will have a significant impact on the calendar of events scheduled for the remainder of the school year. The ability to reschedule or even maintain some scheduled events will be impossible. Accordingly, open houses that were scheduled during the closure, as well as those that were scheduled for May 13 and 14, are canceled. All performances scheduled during the closure will not be rescheduled. We will update activities/events scheduled for May as we know more in the weeks ahead.

AP exams are still planned, but reformatted as online, 45- minute, free-response exams designed for students to take from home. Students have the option of attending free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers across the country. Course-specific information may be found on CollegeBoard at https://www.collegeboard.org/ There will be two exam dates made available to accommodate students who want to take the test earlier while information learned in school is still fresh. Anyone who has already paid for an exam may cancel for a full refund if they choose to no longer take the exam.